New York Hockey: Todd White

Ranger Rout: The morning after

December, 13, 2010
The Rangers are reveling in the aftermath of their 7-0 dismantling of the reeling Washington Capitals Sunday night. Here’s a look at some of the postgame chatter.

Morning Links
  • According to Andrew Gross, Captain Chris Drury has been cleared to play after his prolonged bout with a broken finger. That means a fourth liner from Sunday’s game like Todd White or Erik Christensen could find himself as a healthy scratch against Pittsburgh.
  • John Tortorella was thrilled with the play of the AC-D-sky line (Anisimov, Callahan, Dubinsky … it’s going to stick, I swear!), according to Jay Greenberg of the Post.
  • Rick Carpiniello provides his thoughts on the rout, including a key play with under fives seconds left in the first.
  • Also via Carpiniello, John Tortorella called the Dubinsky-Ovechkin bout, “good stuff,” and loves the way Marc Staal’s offensive game is rounding into form.
  • With 21 votes in his favor, Dubinsky easily earned the decision over Ovechkin at
  • The folks at Blueshirt Banter break down the victory.
  • Jesse Spector writes that the Rangers smashed any notion of a Heritage jersey jinx.

Kennedy clears waivers

October, 6, 2010
In a bit of a surprise, Rangers F Tim Kennedy cleared waivers today, despite showing decent upside and sporting a cap hit of just $550K. To echo what blog comrade Donnie Pucks just stated on NHL Live, Kennedy was thought to be a tempting target for teams looking for young players with big potential and low-risk contracts. For a team with some open roster spots, it felt like a claim on Kennedy would be a worthwhile gamble.

A few local pundits, including Mr. Larry Brooks, were upset the Rangers would even take the chance of losing him to another team. Kennedy put up 10 G and 16 A with the Sabres last season and two assists for the Blueshirts in preseason action.

Todd White, who carries a $2.375 million hit, also went unclaimed.

The Rangers now have 30 days to assign both players to Hartford, which they will likely do to at least one of them after Chris Drury returns from his broken finger.